Fresh Android Apps for Jan. 24: Apartments.com, Cut’n’Roll, The Serpent of Isis

by Ian Black

If we learned anything over the past few years, it’s that home ownership isn’t for everyone. If you want to rent, check out the fresh app from Apartments.com.

In games, help a turtle roll home in Cut’n’Roll and solve an old art heist in The Serpent of Isis.

Apartments.com (Free)

Apartment hunting stresses everyone out, so why not let your Android do most of the work? Some real estate apps provide listings for both home sales and rentals, but this app focuses specifically on condo and apartment rentals. Search for listings within a particular radius of your current location or search a different location using the name. Filter your search by the number of bedrooms, price, number of bathrooms and more, then, save your search for later retrieval. Individual listings provide photos and even video walkthroughs to get the sense of a place.

Worried you aren’t getting all the details? The app even describes a listing’s pet policy.

Cut’n’Roll (Free)

If you’ve conquered Cut the Rope, this might be your next slice of fun. Here a turtle – not an alien – needs to get to his home, but there’s an entire obstacle course between him and his house.

Use the slashing power of your finger to cut a path for the turtle. The app is really a physics puzzle game that requires you to think before you snip. You only have a limited number of cuts, so each move must be just right. When your precision work is complete, the turtle will roll through the course in time for bed.

The Serpent of Isis (Free)

Calling all Agatha Christie fans! From the makers of Azada, comes a new mystery puzzle game whose setting is an exotic train called the Mont Palu Express. A legendary piece of art was stolen back in the early 1900s from the Museum of Cairo. You’ve been hunting it all your life and now you think it’s onboard.

Use your hunter/gatherer skills to locate and collect important objects that will help you solve the puzzles. The train takes you to Bucharest, Vienna, London and Paris through 10 chapters and 20 mini-games. Enjoy the ride.